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Can't add photos?

#1 Post by g259fsg » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:19 pm

Is it just me or have we reached the attachment limit on the Forum? Don't seem to be able to add pics anymore. Anyone else had the same problem??

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Re: Can't add photos?

#2 Post by 1234dist » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:36 pm

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You don't attach them, you host them elsewhere (photobucket) and copy the img links,
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Re: Can't add photos?

#3 Post by g259fsg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 am

So we can't do in-line photos in postings anymore? Was able to last month.

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#4 Post by 1234dist » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:21 am

I'm not sure
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What you mean
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Re: Can't add photos?

#5 Post by g259fsg » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:22 pm

Well, obviously you can. Maybe it's me they don't like.
If I try and add a pic of about 80kB size I get his message:

Error

Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.


I wonder if the Board Administrator can explain.

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#6 Post by 1234dist » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:25 pm

good luck with that.

Do you not just add hosted (photobucket) images between the /img code?
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#7 Post by JEASPEKE » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:10 pm

Me too, I have tried posting a public flickr link between the Img-Img tags from along the top menu, it doesn't work.

Seems like some people can post images and some others cannot, ideas?

I am sure there are lots of people wanting to post POL images

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#8 Post by 1234dist » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:12 pm

idea: ditch flicr and get a photobucket account :laughing2
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Re: Can't add photos?

#9 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:30 pm

g259fsg wrote:So we can't do in-line photos in postings anymore? Was able to last month.
Yes the attaching of pictures has never worked well on the forum. I upload my pics to Flick and then paste the image URL into here using the IMG button on the toolbar :-)
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Re: Can't add photos?

#10 Post by montegoman » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:36 pm

I'm no techie but I understand it is to do with bandwidth. Pictures are too data heavy to attach to the forum therefore they have to be hosted remotely. I have always used Photobucket and that seems to work fine. I'm not aware that you have ever been able to attach directly.
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Re: Can't add photos?

#11 Post by g259fsg » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:12 pm

Have been able to do it quite recently, see my thread on 5 April with three pics uploaded directly and posted inline. By clicking on the "Attachments" tab at the bottom of the page and upload a file of up to 80kB, and then ask for it to be placed in-line.

http://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/viewt ... 19&t=10642

I've always been able to do that in the past, although not more than three pics per message.

Maybe I'll just need to get a flikr or photobucket account.

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Re: Can't add photos?

#12 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:00 am

g259fsg wrote: Maybe I'll just need to get a flikr or photobucket account.
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Flickr is a more stable user interface but it's a bit weird - you have to make the picture "public" on your account (go through photo-stream option) and you need to choose to download the picture and right-click on one of the size options to get an IMG URL you can embed on this forum.

Photobucket gives you the uploaded picture URL straight away, copies it to the clipboard for you if you click on it, and all pictures are publically accessible. Pity the website seems really slow and clunky and uploads fail half the time.
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Re: Can't add photos?

#13 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:07 am

Yes, I, too, have not posted pics here as I do not have a Flickr or Photobucket account and don't really want one. Surely there is an "attach" option somewhere that would make picture adding simpler. It's the complexity of the operation that puts off non-techies like me. I am sure I am not alone in this regard.

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#14 Post by Hammond » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:01 pm

If I'm not mistaken having to host high resolution pictures would somewhat increase the cost of running the forum. I do stand to be corrected though :angel
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Re: Can't add photos?

#15 Post by 1234dist » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:50 pm

The site sees external hosted images like a window to the outside world. What happens in that window doesn't effect the website.
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